Joseph “Jody” Burnham, 49, of Macclenny died on Monday, January 28, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a caregiver who loved working with special needs children. He also loved cooking on the grill and spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Burnham is survived by his wife Mary Burnham of Macclenny; adopted daughter Zamiarah Burnham of Macclenny and step-son Gerome Pender of Macclenny; step-daughter Kimberly Stephens of Jacksonville; brothers Pete (Audrey) Lauramore of Macclenny, John Lauramore of Sanderson, and Frankie (Lynn) Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Patty (Donald) Brantley of Taylor and Rita (Eugene) Hodges of Sanderson; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents John and Doris Starling Burnham.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday, January 31, at the Glen Friendship Tabernacle in Glen St. Mary with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 30 at the church. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.